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An Interview with Peter Gelderloos, Part I: Anarchism and Environmental Struggle

This is the first of two parts of an interview with Peter Gelderloos. Part I contextualizes Gelderloos’s work, before discussing the politics of anarchism and direct action in present ecological struggles. It includes commentary on the recent upsurge of climate protests. 

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Non Serviam Podcast #24 | Peter Gelderloos on State Formation and Non Violence

Non Serviam talked with Peter Gelderloos on state formation and non violence.

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Green Anti-Capitalist Front: Interview with Peter Gelderloos on The Dangers of Non-Violence in the Environmental Movement

Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist activist and writer who for years has been talking about the dangers of the non-violent doctrine in social movements and advocating for a diversity of tactics as necessary for achieving meaningful social change.

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Preparing for Electoral Unrest and a Right-Wing Power Grab – An Analysis

In the following analysis, Peter Gelderloos explores the motivations and capabilities of the various factions that are likely to participate in the forthcoming conflict over the outcome of the 2020 election, describes how this figures in right-wing efforts to establish a revamped white supremacy in the context of the existing democratic system, and reviews what we can hope to accomplish by resisting.

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The Final Straw: History Repeats Itself? – Peter Gelderloos On Where We’re At

Its not uncommon to hear pundits and regular folks making comparisons between the crises we are now facing and other historical moments, such as the 1920s in Germany or the global rebellions of the 1960s. But is this an effective approach for gauging the potential of now?

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Debunking the myths around nonviolent resistance – By Peter Gelderloos

The Floyd rebellion follows a long tradition of movements using a diversity of tactics to achieve their goals, discrediting champions of nonviolence.

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SubMedia: System Fail #2: An Airborne Virus Called Freedom [Video]

A look at the social and economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the incompetent state responses of the UK, Brazil and the United States.

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Questions In The Face Of Counterinsurgency

As the rebellion that has rocked the US and spread internationally approaches a full month, the counterinsurgency strategy being used to pacify it has become well defined. Police repression and vigilante violence from the outside, and rumors of agent provocateurs to divide the movement from the inside. But another method of internalized, soft counterinsurgency has also been omnipresent: the use of liberal identity politics to spread the idea that fighting back against a racist society is in itself racist. This practice was already well developed by the time of the Michael Brown rebellions in 2014, making use of white allies to put all their power and privilege behind the ostensible leaders of oppressed communities. Though leadership in any community, and for any larger group, tends to be a complicated question, self-identified allies tend to support the leaders appointed and legitimized by the media, leaders who hold positions of power within some of the institutions that help make up this white supremacist society.

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Peter Gelderloos: “Looting is wealth re-distribution” [Video]

Are riots a gift to the right? Should property destruction be condemned by social movement leaders? OR is non-violence based on a falsified histories of struggle? Are riots the language of the unheard?

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Counterinsurgency: dousing the flames of Minneapolis – by Peter Gelderloos

As people rise up against police violence and structural racism, what counterinsurgency techniques is the state deploying to attack and undermine the movement?

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